Tips for Taking a Test Drive

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Buying a new car is an exciting part of life. No matter if it’s brand new or has some age, it is new to you. Before you roll off the lot in your new ride, you will undoubtedly want to take it for a test drive. To most people, this is their favorite part. You may test drive a few vehicles before you find that certain one. A very few percentage of people will take a vehicle without a test drive but that is not recommended. Here are some things you will want to remember before, during and after your test drive.

Prepare all of your documents for taking a test drive.

Most dealerships, including SouthTowne Motors, will require a driver’s license and proof of insurance before they let you get into the driver’s seat. If there is a specific vehicle you want to see, call the dealership ahead of time and talk to the sales manager to be sure the one you want to drive is on the lot. It’s a good idea at this point to go ahead and make an appointment if they have it.

When you arrive at the dealership for your test drive, only drive the vehicles you want.

There’s no point in wasting time with an SUV if you are looking for a convertible. Also, don’t be afraid to ask for demonstrations. If you are looking at a vehicle with newer technology features, ask how they work. Be sure to locate where the spare tire is, check under the hood, you have the cargo space required and have ample head and leg room.

When you get out on the road, make sure you drive in conditions you might normally drive in.

Take your time to really get the feel for the car. While you are out driving, turn the music down and really listen to the sounds, if any, the vehicle makes. Take notice of the transmission, acceleration, braking and steering. These areas could be a deal breaker if work is needed or it isn’t up to par for your needs.

Visit SouthTowne Motors

When you’re ready, remember to schedule a test drive for your next vehicle with your Newnan Chevrolet dealership.

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